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  1. Ohio Clean Sweep - Farm Pesticide Disposal

    Aug. 12, 2019

    A local opportunity for farmers to dispose of unwanted pesticides is scheduled for August 29th at the Miami County Fairgrounds (North end), 650 N. County Rd. 25A, Troy, Ohio 45373 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. .Household or non-farm pesticides will not be accepted.  Go to the ODA website at https://www.agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/plant-health/news-and-events/ for more details. 

  2. Mindful Wellness - Scheduling NOW Summer 2019

    Jul. 11, 2019

    Designed for a group of 5-15 people, this is a series of 3 classes (45 min. - 1 hour) that equip healthy adults with practice and skills to strengthen the mind/body connection, and promote holistic health and wellness across the lifespan.  Schedule your program before the end of July.  Click HERE for complete details. 

  3. 2019 Food Safety Manager Level 2 Course

    Dec. 15, 2017

    Now available online through OSU Extension, Montgomery County! Food Safety Level 2 online training is being offered by Ohio State University Extension, Montgomery County in partnership with TAP Series. This program meets Ohio Department of Health requirements for Level 2 Certification in Food Protection. Select either the Food Safety Manager Certification Training OR the Retail Food Safety Manager Certification Training.

  4. You Can Support 4-H

    Mar. 21, 2019

    Beginning in March and into April, there are many local and national business campaigns to support Montgomery County and Ohio 4‐H.  A few of these are: 

  5. January Spotlight: Poinsettias

    Dec. 31, 2018

         This time of year we fall victim to, what I term, holiday fever. Unlike spring fever, it is a shorter, much more expensive seasonal affliction lasting to January 2nd leaving you 10 pounds heavier and your wallet 10 pounds lighter. At some point, you realize you have acquired a poinsettia. While it is bright, beautiful, and festive during December, it quickly seems to wilt or drop leaves as soon as January begins.

  6. December Spotlight: Charlie Blumer's 4-H Japan Exchange

    Dec. 12, 2018

    Charlie Blumer, 4-H member in Oakwood SRO 4-H Club, reports that his two month experience with the Ohio 4-H/LABO Exchange was “life changing and amazing!” Charlie’s first month in Japan was spent with a host family in Tokyo. During that month, he went to Japanese school with other 4-H delegates from the US and Canada.  In these classes he studied the Japanese language and took cultural classes.

  7. November Spotlight: EFNEP

    Nov. 01, 2018

    The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is  a free nutrition education program targeting low income families with children.  Grant funded through the USDA/NIFA, EFNEP has taught thousands of Montgomery County residents over the past 50 years.  Our series of nine (90 minute) lessons concentrate on food safety, healthy eating, budgeting food dollars, and the importance of physical activity.  Our classes include food tastings, cooking classes, class incentives, and a certificate of completion from The Ohio State University.

  8. October Spotlight: SNAP-Ed partnership with Public Health

    Oct. 03, 2018

    The Healthy Corner Store Initiative is designed to help corner stores in food desert communities in Dayton to build relationships with store owners and make gradual changes with support and training. 

  9. Chow Line: Internal Temperature of 165 F Needed for Chicken to Prevent Foodborne Illness

    Oct. 01, 2018

    Does chicken have to be cooked to one uniform temperature, or can it be eaten like steak — rare, medium rare, medium or well done?

  10. Master Gardener Volunteer 2019 Class

    Sep. 18, 2018

    Now accepting applications for the 2019 Master Gardener Intern Class.

     

    Applications are due to the Extension Office (580 Calumet Lane, Dayton OH 45417) or Kim Hupman (hupman.5@osu.edu) by October 31, 2018.

    Click here to find the MGV application. 

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